I've decided to hire my first developer, and I've already got one interview set up.
I sent the candidate the following agenda for the interview, and I was wondering if any developers would like to give me notes. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sA0uEyNk0smECYWVzZjyJNJOBLIzev8-/view?usp=sharing
I'm a software engineer/architect/developer with 20 years experience (31 years if you count my childhood), and like many of you, I've been disappointed by the tech-hiring process. So I've designed this interview to help me understand the candidate's motivation for wanting to be a developer, rather than just learning that he can hold a conversation and which tech skills he has.
I want to hire a developer who is in the profession for the love of the code, and not because he once heard that there are good jobs in IT. That's not to imply that I can't pay market rates, I just want to find someone whose motives match mine, someone who shares my raison d'être.
Also, if anyone wants to work with/for me, this role is for a .NET full stack developer. The job is a mix of refactoring old code and writing new code. I'll deal with the clients, you'll deal with the code.
The job will be a 1099 contract. I estimate there is about a years worth of full time work to be done.
Keywords in order of relevance: C#, SQL Server, EF, VB .NET (old code), WinForms, WPF, jQuery, Angular, Svelte. (There are no WebForms)
Where can I find resources for learning about how to have an employee?
Questions I need to answer for myself:
Apolgies if this post is off-topic for this group. I'm sort of new to IH.